Without an Armed Citizenry Every Citizen Remains at the Mercy of the State

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Without an Armed Citizenry Every Citizen Remains at the Mercy of the State

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Since an armed citizenry operates as the one true signifier and test of the sovereignty of the people over Government, and the only effective vehicle through which the sovereignty of the people over illegal Government usurpation and accumulation of power is contained, the armed citizenry is truly the sine qua non of a Nation founded on the tenets of Individualism. And in only one such Nation are the people truly sovereign: the United States.

Consider: For all the lofty talk of human rights and with all the “rights” delineated in the EU’s “Charter of Fundamental Rights,” as one prime example—and there are over six dozen of them at last count—you would be hard-pressed to find any assertion of the right of the people of the EU to keep and bear arms. There isn’t one. Do you think the omission was accident? See more here.

The Liberal Wing Of The High Court Extols The Political and Legal Framework Of The EU, Not The U.S.

Several U.S. Supreme Court Justices would therefore, understandably, express reservation, hesitation in voting to grant review of another Second Amendment case at this time: one that truly impacts the very core of it and are awaiting the installment of a Collectivist as U.S. President.

If the Radical Left Democrats defeat Trump in the upcoming November 2020 general election, might not that embolden Roberts to join the liberal wing of the Court, to take up another Second Amendment case for the express purpose to weaken the central holdings of Heller and McDonald, if not to overturn the central holdings of those cases outright?

After all, it only takes one Justice, say John Roberts, to join the liberal wing to defeat a Second Amendment case. And, what Justice Kavanaugh would do with it is anyone’s guess, given his awkward, almost servile, and definitely odd concurring opinion in the recent New York City gun transport case.

The liberal wing of the Court relishes the opportunity to overturn Heller and McDonald. It has made clear its deep hostility toward and its visceral loathing of the right of the people to keep and bear arms. That isn’t a secret.

This is predicated on the temperament of Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan—a psychological temperament that informs their methodological approach to High Court case analysis; a methodological approach and jurisprudential philosophy that predisposes them to undercut the Second Amendment, always maintaining that the right of the people to keep and bear arms amounts to a collective right, if such a right exists at all; conferring no individual right to own and possess firearms.

The liberal wing of the High Court long ago opined that both Heller and McDonald were wrongly decided. At the time Heller was decided in 2008, the dissenting Justices included: Breyer, Stevens, Souter and Ginsburg. And, at the time McDonald was decided, the dissenting Justices included: Breyer, Stevens, and Sotomayor.

Ostensibly a jurisprudential conservative who retired in 2009, Associate Justice David Souter, nominated by then President George H.W. Bush, turned out to be a major disappointment. His replacement, Elena Kagan, nominated by Donald Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, would come as no surprise. One needn’t guess her jurisprudential philosophy toward the Second Amendment, all of which is predicated on the temperament of the liberal wing of the High Court that now comprises Associate Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan—a psychological temperament that informs their jurisprudential philosophy and a methodological approach toward case analysis that is wholly unlike that of the late eminent Justice Scalia and that Justices Thomas and Alito.

The liberal wing of the Court abhors the very idea that Americans have a fundamental and immutable and unalienable, natural right to own and possess firearms. If they vote to hear a Second Amendment case, it will only be with a view toward undercutting the Second Amendment and they will only vote to hear a Second Amendment case once they feel they have sufficient support to compose the majority opinion on the matter.

The New York City gun transport case was the most innocuous of Second Amendment cases for the High Court to take up, when compared to other cases that had come before it. Perhaps that was one reason they granted review of the New York City case.

Moreover, the New York City case invited the New York City Government to amend the law to encourage the liberal wing of the High Court to avoid deciding the case on the merits.

And so, the liberal wing did find the case mooted by a change in the law. No surprise there. And Chief Justice Roberts readily jumped on board. No surprise there either. But the decision of Justice Kavanaugh, joining the liberal wing and Roberts majority rather than the dissenters, Justices Alito, Thomas, and Gorsuch—that was a surprise and far, far from a pleasant one.

Whom is it that Justice Kavanaugh thinks he is fooling? He knows damn well how difficult it is for a Second Amendment case—any Second Amendment case—to be heard. Americans can rest assured that Justice Thomas clued Kavanaugh in on that if Kavanaugh harbored any doubt about that. And Americans are supposed to sit on their hands, and hold their breath waiting for the next Second Amendment case to be taken up by the Court, gaining sustenance from a conjecture tucked away in an absurd Concurring Opinion?

Unfortunately, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh isn’t the only person on the High Court infected with St. Vitus Dance, ever meandering, weaseling, tap dancing around the Second Amendment rather than giving it the attention and respect it deserves, dealing squarely with it, to protect the core of it.

And the Third Branch of Government isn’t our only concern.

Recall how the Republican-controlled House and Senate failed to enact national concealed handgun carry into law. Republicans could easily have enacted 115 H.R. 38 into law if they really wanted to. But they didn’t.

Back on November 30, 2018, theArbalest Quarrel wrote, in our article titled, “As Deadline Draws Near, Supporters Of Second Amendment Demand U.S. Senate Vote On National Concealed Handgun Carry Reciprocity,”

“The Senate Judiciary Committee has been sitting on the bill that was sent to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, last December 2017, when it passed the Republican controlled House. The version of national concealed handgun carry reciprocity that passed the House is designated, 115 H.R. 38, “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.” Once Senator McConnell received it, he sent it immediately to the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Charles Grassley, for action. Clearly, no work was done on it; and a year has gone by since the Judiciary Committee had received it.”

Nothing was done by the Republican Controlled Congress in 2017, at that time, to strengthen Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. And, now, at this juncture—with the decision of Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justice Kavanaugh, having joined the liberal wing of the High Court, in the New York City gun transport case—nothing yet has been done to preserve and strengthen our sacred Second Amendment right.

Do you think, perhaps, that all too many legislators and jurists, adherents of Collectivism, who claim to support the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, really don’t? Is talk of support for the right of the people to keep and bear arms just that: merely talk? Is preservation of our Bill of Rights merely a will-o’-the-wisp, an elaborate play, the purpose of which is to placate a rightfully embittered American electorate, facilitating the slow, inexorable, erasure of the very notion of fundamental, immutable, God-given rights that fall beyond the lawful power of Government to denigrate and eradicate?

As we have pointed out in our previous article, some Collectivists in the U.S. suggest that no Constitution is necessary. Taking their cue from Great Britain which is said to have an “unwritten constitution” (which really means NO constitution), the Collectivists surmise that changes to Government and changes to the relationship of the people to Government should always be flexible, malleable—subject to change in accordance with the whims of those who wield power. For these rulers, adherents of Collectivism, any Constitution is too restrictive and any rights afforded the populace must always be subject to modification or abrogation as the rulers dictate. And, they have made that plain. They seek to rewrite portions of the Articles, and they seek to rewrite, or to torturously and tortuously reinterpret, or to abrogate altogether, or simply to ignore portions of our fundamental, unalienable, immutable, natural rights—our Bill of Rights—giving special attention to the Second Amendment that they perceive as the greatest single threat to their illegal, unconscionable usurpation of power.



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usaimages
usaimages
3 months ago

The only real option is to abolish the sitting Supreme Court and start again! Let the President nominate all new justices to a new Supreme Court with term limits of 5 years. This baloney of a lifetime job is ridiculous! Even the President is limited to a two term 8 year job! Why should members of the Supreme Court be any different? Term limits for Congress and the Senate also! Stop the bullshit!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  usaimages

@images, The supreme court is a constitutional office. How do you propose to abolish it? Once abolished, how would you start again?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@images, The answer is in the Judiciary Act.

jfrich
jfrich
3 months ago

Any Judge sitting on the SCOTUS Who does not Hold to the Constitution or Legislates from the Bench Needs to be Removed Immediately and by any means Necessary! Their Sole Job is to Protect the Rights of the People Enshrined in the Constitution!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  jfrich

@jf, Justices are appointed for life or a term of good behavior. Not following the intent and history of the Constitution is not good behavior. When not good behavior occurs, it is up to the House to impeach and the Senate to convict. That is the means that you seek. That is the means that the Founding Fathers, wisely, provided.

chocopot
chocopot
3 months ago

“Without an Armed Citizenry Every Citizen Remains at the Mercy of the State”

Which is exactly and precisely why the Left has spent the last half century working so hard to disarm the citizenry.

JMacZ
JMacZ
3 months ago

At the mercy of the government or more likely the mercy of the mob…

Bill
Bill
3 months ago

When are people going to get it through their damned thick skulls that there is only going to be one, ONE, resolution to all of this? The only question is who is going to go first? Yes, it’s going to hurt at first, going to be some lonely people left behind, some sad people, but in the end the final result is going to be even worse than that, living with inaction if we dont do what everybody out there knows in the back of their minds, that the only way to keep this tattered bit of freedom is to… Read more »

doug
doug
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill

The time for talking is coming to an end. We are going to have to use the second to defend the rest of the constitution, it starts with people like us contacting each other to organize

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  doug

, Got logistics? Comms? Organization? A plan?

Greg K
Greg K
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

And/Or a Continental Congress to start working on those very things? Exactly Right Bill.

So far as your comment below about allowing ANTIFA to take over then deal with the Chinese…Have thought for some time now that Civil War may be inevitable in this country, and just as soon as it starts there will be a whole host of factions to blind side us when
that happens.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Greg K

, I’d like to give the November general election a chance to work before civil war. War is so difficult to get out of once war has begun.

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

That is the beauty of teaching the masses about ‘money’ It can be done anytime, anywhere, regardless of election cycles. I’m not saying to not prepare for hot conflict. Only that while waiting around…. there are things yet to be done. Even if the secrets of money become known, the holding of your own property will still always be a priority. It is just that if one can get the sheeple to wake up and learn a few things, we will then have hundreds of thousands to help! That is their weak point. The secret that they spend billions of… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

, I’ve been making a ton of fiat money since the market low. Today, the market is up 900+ points and I am capitalizing on that again.
But now what do I do with it? Gold is easy to buy, but hard to sell back and local merchants don’t know how to make change.
I have enough food, comms, guns, ammo, propane, and even gasoline for a BN. Now what?

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Silver. It’s the “bullet” that the blood suckers cannot withstand. It’s why they never mention it when talking gold. All the so called “precious” metals are well proven to be connected (although silver is more volatile and lags behind, but then moves to the lead after a while), but yet silver is never mentioned on any Khazar owned media (ALL of the “legacy” media). It also doesn’t have the exchange problem because it’s value is much more in line with a human’s basic needs. It has historically (along with copper, but that hasn’t sufficient value to be useful in today’s… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

, I don’t know who NF was, but I like, “Norm Franz said it quite elegantly: “Gold is the money of kings; silver of gentlemen; barter of peasants; debt is the money of slaves”. “

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

It’s from this book:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/282843.Norm_Franz
But it’s been said by many others going all the way back to the founding fathers. But a little less elegantly. Often they only mention gold and silver, but leave barter or debt as mediums of exchange out of the equation. That’s why I like Franz’s the best… at least so far.

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

WB: I forgot to add: Don’t discount the so-called “junk” silver. It’s only called that because coin dealers bread and butter is the collectable value (called “numismatics) of certain coins. The profit is higher there. Since the profit is less in coins that are just as valuable melted as intact, they call those the “junk”, but meaning: Of no NUMISMATIC value. But that is probably exactly what we want! The metals value. I prefer the word: “Constitutional coinage” for the common US silver coins made before 1965. The 1965-1968 Kennedy halves are an exception. These are not so pretty as… Read more »

Greg K
Greg K
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Have to agree with that. This time it may be impossible to “Get out of.”

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Greg K

, If you are correct, then this is the time to start coordinating.

Greg K
Greg K
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Some people are. These guys started a COS program about 2 years ago, but they are starting a communication forum now.
https://oathkeepers.org/2020/06/oath-keepers-call-to-action-veterans-patriots-stand-up-defend-america-from-leftist-violence/

Greg K
Greg K
3 months ago
Reply to  Greg K

Which has already been shut down!
https://oathkeepers.org/

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Greg K

, I had in mind form a group, make mutual assistance pacts, find an S1-4, XO, and commander, store logistics, get comms, train young people to attack, defend, patrol, and run FTX problems.

Greg K
Greg K
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

You have it right Bill. What you are describing is the modern day “Committee of Safety.”

I was simply adding the structure/ oversight that went with the original movement in this land. Notice how I used land instead of Country? Maybe a play on “Dissolving the Political Bands” would fit nicely? :))

Greg K
Greg K
3 months ago
Reply to  Greg K

@WB and anyone reading this thread; Here is the Oathkeeper “Spartan Training” program. If need be, I have a link to where they used it in Virginia to some effect.
https://oathkeepers.org/2018/08/help-us-launch-the-oath-keepers-spartan-training-group-program/

Greg K
Greg K
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

One more tidbit Bill; This guy teaches comms classes, as does the Oathkeepers. Like they say, if you don’t have comms you don’t have shite.
https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/training-courses/

PS What is an S1-4?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Greg K

, Roger that. The commander’s staff. S-1 personnel, S-2 Intell, S-3 Training and ops, and S-4 Supply.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill

, Elitists spent their time in the law school library, and now they have power. We spent our time doing what men do, and so we do not have the power.

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Agreed. But since they own the law and have it in their hip pocket, we need to find a different weak spot in their armor. Like, perhaps, knowledge about ‘money’?
The legal and election systems are the elite’s STRONG points, NOT their weak points. Attacking your enemy’s strength is poor tactics. Finding and exploiting their weakness is much better tactics.
But OFC you already know this. You’re a highly strategic man. All you need is to recognize the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

, Or we can just sit back and let antifa do it all for us. Then we can rebel against the Antifa government, while China replaces us in the world.

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

That is what I consider the most likely outcome. The West (I’m including the EU in this…) fractures itself into a million pieces, leaving China and Russia as the new world powers while we in the West destroy ourselves. But I’m in there plugging for an actual solution. Unfortunately, the solution requires the sheep to learn, and that is a hard row to hoe. But buying guns and trunced comms is a whole lot more fun. I get that. I just don’t see any way that we can compete with the authorities in that arena. No matter what material we… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

, not Russia. Texas has a larger and more vibrant economy that Russia.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
3 months ago

First things first because, in this case timelines matter. The RIGHT, the MANDATE to keep and bear arms comes directly from SCRIPTURE, the very same SCRIPTURE this nation is founded upon. Luke 22:36, Psalm 82:4, Nehemiah 4:17, Luke 11:21 ALL speak to being armed. Further, our second amendment also guarantees and mandates every free American citizen of proper age to be armed. Our founding fathers had seen and lived through tyranny and government overreach from king george and parliament and that is good reason to put the 2A into LAW. The 2A is THE amendment that guarantees all the other… Read more »

gregs
gregs
3 months ago

you forgot castro in cuba, pinochet in chile, and videla in argentina.
our government is, of, by and for the people. not over them.
it is we the people who are the masters of our government. I will not become a slave to the government.
vote accordingly, as if your life depended upon it.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  gregs

@Gregs; AMEN. There are many more. They ALL disarmed their citizens. They ALL set and left their nation in poverty. This thing is bigger than America by ourselves, it’s global. Amazing how coverage on the china virus has all but dried up. Now there are riots that have nothing to do with the police murdering that man. I worry it’s a diversion. What aren’t we being told? The first page of the declaration of independence speaks to what you are saying. Government works for us, not the other way around. I hope to GOD that every gun owner gets out… Read more »